John Stoddart grew up in Philadelphia, in a musical family and was singing and playing the piano in church almost as soon as he could walk. He began formal training at the age of 13 and, in 1993, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano and Voice from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. A year before, in 1992, John had started his own production company and his singing/producing/arranging/writing credits already include Celine Dion, Al Jarreau, Boney James, Will Downing, Patti Austin, and Bob James to name a few. His production collaborations with saxophonist Kirk Whalum (“Hymns In the Garden”, “The Christmas Message”) both garnered Grammy nominations for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and he also was the associate producer on Whalum’s song “It’s What I Do”, which won a Grammy in 2011. Another great success: His composition “I Still Believe” (on “Faith|Hope|Love”) was first featured on guitarist Norman Brown’s album “Just Chillin’”, which won the Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Currently, John is working on a new album.

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